Performed in Sofar Riga

Psychedelic dream pop collective POLIFAUNA was formed by songwriter and bandleader Andris Strazds, who has been writing songs and experimenting with sound recordings from young age. The band recorded its first LP titled "You Look Like a Lost Soul" in an old and spacious apartment located in the city centre of Riga, which had just undergone tenant eviction. Drawing musical inspirations mostly from 80’s and 90’s independent music, the band’s sound encompasses lo- and DIY attitude, vast seas of guitar effects, layers of analogue and digital synths accompanied by soft and unique male vocals and groovy rhythm section all swirling in psychedelic awesomeness. The band’s singles, released in 2017, have been received positively by various music blogs (Obscure Sound, We All Want Someone to Shout For) and featured on numerous playlists (BIRP!, Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Six Strings, IndieMusicNation, etc.), but the debut album "You Look Like A Lost Soul" has been critically acclaimed by local music journalists (Uldis Rudaks, Janis Zilde) as well as those from abroad (Les Oreilles Curieuses).

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